The Role of Know-Why in Knowledge Development within Biomedicine: Lessons for Organizations
Asia Pacific Journal of Management
This paper identifies know-why as a critical dimension of knowledge, and interprets it by drawing on the literature in knowledge from diverse disciplines. We argue that know-why can complement other dimensions of knowledge, such as know-how, in enabling inquiry, innovation and knowledge development. A discussion of the role of know-why in knowledge development within biomedicine supports our argument. Insights draw from biomedicine's history and organizational cases are used to develop propositions about knowledge development process within organizations.
Original Publication Citation
Ahlstrom, D., & Nair, A. (2000). The role of know-why in knowledge development within biomedicine: Lessons for organizations. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 17(2), 331-351. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1015817810935
Ahlstrom, David and Nair, Anil, "The Role of Know-Why in Knowledge Development within Biomedicine: Lessons for Organizations" (2000). Management Faculty Publications. 44.